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Workshop on Hindu Majoritarianism, Caste Politics, and Minoritisation

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At the end of May, SASNET organised a two-day workshop at Lund University on Hindu Majoritarianism, Caste Politics, and Minoritisation. The workshop brought together scholars from a range of disciplines, including social anthropology, history, psychology, and political science.

The workshop took place at the Old Bishop’s House at Lund University and was divided into four sessions: Majoritarian Nationalism and Minoritisation, Hindu Social Order and its Political Perpetuation, Everyday Experiences of Caste, and Sites of Minoritised Belonging. During each session, several papers were presented and discussed. 
In addition to the above-mentioned sessions, the workshop included a live-streamed book launch of Shailaja Paik’s book The Vulgarity of Caste: Dalits, Sexuality, and Humanity (Stanford University Press, 2022). During the launch, Paik -- who is Taft Distinguished Professor at the University of Cincinnati -- introduced her book and answered questions posed by Joel Lee, Associate Professor at Williams College, and Yashpal Jogdand, Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. 

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The participants in the book launch: Ted Svensson, Shailaja Paik, Joel Lee and Yashpal Jogdand

- The streaming of the book launch enables us to communicate new and important research on South Asia to a broad audience, which is a crucial aspect of SASNET’s endeavours, says Ted Svensson, Director of SASNET.